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Concerns and complaints (healthcare services)

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R4. How are people's concerns and complaints listened and responded to and used to improve the quality of care?

R4.1 How well do people who use the service know how to make a complaint or raise concerns and how comfortable do they feel doing so in their own way? How are people encouraged to make a complaint, and how confident are they to speak up?

R4.2 How easy is it for people to use the complaints process or raise a concern? Are people treated compassionately and given help and support, by using accessible information or protection measures, if they need to make a complaint?

R4.3 How effectively are complaints handled, including ensuring openness and transparency, confidentiality, regular updates for the complainant, a timely response and explanation of the outcome, and a formal record?

R4.4 How are people who raise concerns or complaints protected from discrimination, harassment or disadvantage?

R4.5 To what extent are concerns and complaints used as an opportunity to learn and drive continuous improvement?

Last updated:
13 October 2017